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Promising Practices in Youth Tobacco Cessation 9:00 am
Promising Practices in Youth Tobacco Cessation @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Youth Advocacy Training Institute’s training Promising Practices in Youth Tobacco Cessation provides learners with a background around youth cessation, examining what research and practice has demonstrated to be effective practice in this field. It also explores innovative and new practices for youth cessation. Register online by September 20, 2017. Food is provided. All who attend will receive a certificate of training completion. This event is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.
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The Icon, the Sceptic and the Cow: Climate Change Perception in Canada and Implications for Environmental Communication 11:00 am
The Icon, the Sceptic and the Cow: Climate Change Perception in Canada and Implications for Environmental Communication @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Why, as individuals, do we not fully engage in climate change mitigation and adaptation behaviours, given the overwhelming evidence that climate change is an existential threat to the wellbeing and survival of our species? This talk by Dr. Gary Pickering considers this question within the Canadian context by highlighting recent empirical studies from his lab, and discusses the implications for effective environmental communication around climate change. Everyone is welcome to this transdisciplinary seminar. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
Environmental Research and Park Management in Nunavut, Canada 12:00 pm
Environmental Research and Park Management in Nunavut, Canada @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
David Beamer will present a brief overview of Nunavut Parks and what it is like to work in the environmental sector in Nunavut. He will present on some research projects that he has been associated with, and will provide an overview of research in Nunavut. David is originally from Niagara and has completed his MBA at Brock University. He has worked for Nunavut Parks and Special Places for over four years. He has held several positions and is now the Manager of Park Facilities and Operations. Everyone is welcome to this transdisciplinary seminar. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Youth Summit: Changing Mindset in a Changing World 10:00 am
Youth Summit: Changing Mindset in a Changing World @ Brock University
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bringing together educators, student youth, administrators, parents, and community services/organizations through workshops and keynote addresses, the Youth Summit will explore research findings, youth voice, educator impact, and parent and community engagement in Ontario schools surrounding systematic barriers in secondary education. Examining socio-economic issues and its effects on academic achievement and wellness, the Youth Summit will engage curriculum-making focused on a human rights framework. Featured Keynote Speaker: Britta B., spoken word artist, arts educator Britta B. is the featured keynote speaker for the Youth Summit and Spoken Word Showcase. Her keynote will motivate new knowledge for all participants of the summit. In addition, Britta will facilitate two creative writing and self-expression workshops for youth.
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Ontario’s Legal Framework for Cannabis and Exploring Strategies for Developing Prevention Campaigns 10:00 am
Ontario’s Legal Framework for Cannabis and Exploring Strategies for Developing Prevention Campaigns @ Online
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
With legalization of recreational cannabis on the horizon, there is concern that communicating prevention messages to youth may be more challenging than ever given the potential for further normalization society-wide. This webinar is aimed at those interested in developing health communications targeting Ontario’s youth to promote awareness about the new legal framework and prevent use/misuse of cannabis during this critical time of brain development. The audience will: Understand the key elements of Ontario’s framework for managing the federal legalization of cannabis; Learn about youth-focused prevention campaigns implemented in jurisdictions where cannabis is already legal (Colorado, Oregon, Washington); Review lessons learned from successful tobacco prevention messaging; and Discuss how these learnings, and experiences shared by attendees, can be applied to develop effective cannabis prevention messages for youth in Ontario. This webinar will include a presentation followed by an opportunity for an interactive discussion. This webinar is hosted by HC Link.
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Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan 6:00 pm
Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan @ Brock University - David S. Howes Theatre
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Living a happy and satisfying life is among our most important personal goals. During this community information evening, Brock Psychology professor Dr. Michael Busseri will discuss different ways of thinking about and experiencing well-being across the lifespan. Dr. Busseri will also discuss his own research on individuals’ beliefs about aging and well-being – providing tips and information to help the Niagara community better understand these important issues. This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and Growing with Brock.
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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Value Proposition 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Value Proposition @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Do you have an idea or a product that you would like to turn into a business? This two-part workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures understand the Lean Startup approach and learn ways to start collecting feedback from potential customers. The tools and frameworks covered in the workshop will help you to lower the risk associated with launching your new product or business. This approach will also help new ventures to better understand how sales and marketing activities can be organized to land the first customers. This workshop is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
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Google Analytics for Online Fundraising 1:30 pm
Google Analytics for Online Fundraising @ Online
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Google Analytics is a powerful tool for understanding what’s working, and what’s not, with your online projects. It can also be used as a tool for online fundraising. If your organization has a website, as well as a web page that accepts donations, chances are it is already tracked with Google Analytics. But are you getting any insights from this powerful tool? Google Analytics generates a lot of ‘vanity metrics’ that give an illusion of progress, but don’t help you get better online results. It can also be overwhelming, filled with jargon and strange numbers that don’t make a lot of sense. A second webinar on October 19th will take a more in-depth look at Google Analytics. This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
Motivational Interviewing Application: Two-Part Training Session 4:00 pm
Motivational Interviewing Application: Two-Part Training Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Community Psychiatry Clinic, Group Room 2
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you have a working knowledge of Motivational Interviewing (MI) principles and would like more hands-on practice? Join Holly Raymond (Clinical Director, General Psychiatry & Addiction Service) for a two-part training session that focuses on MI application. Participants will receive a training certificate of attendance. Part 1: Tuesday October 17, 4-8 p.m. Part 2: Wednesday October 25, 5-8 p.m. Contact Alyssa DeAngelis (email address above) to register. This training session is hosted by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
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Breakfast & Learn: Plan the Work/Work the Plan – Reducing Costs by Leveraging 3D Scanning Technology in Industrial Applications 8:00 am
Breakfast & Learn: Plan the Work/Work the Plan – Reducing Costs by Leveraging 3D Scanning Technology in Industrial Applications @ Niagara College - Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Room IC209
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
As-built documentation is crucial to the development, planning and refurbishment of industrial sites and facilities. But the challenge for existing assets is the ability to turn decades’ worth of operational information and experience from various sources and systems into ‘applicable information’. As-built documents are often incomplete, or outdated and hence unreliable. Currency and accuracy of data is critical in design environments involving: Aging Infrastructure MEC Interference Co-ordination Brownfield Facility Refurbishment Maintenance Shut-downs Strategic Facility Planning Come hear how sophisticated data acquisition technology, such as 3D Laser Scanning, can reduce your production schedule, minimize risks and improve operational efficiency. This session is hosted by Niagara College Research & Innovation.
Comprehensive Trauma Assessment 9:00 am
Comprehensive Trauma Assessment @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This training will provide an overview of various formal and non formal trauma assessment tools, review of administration, assessment strategies, and report writing will be reviewed. Standardized and non-standardized measures will be reviewed. Several experiential and applied components are included to ensure comprehension. This session is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).
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Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions 9:30 am
Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions @ The Hope Centre
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. To be part of this session, contact Gus Cruz at gcruz@powerhouseproject.ca.
Braiding Together Indigenous Wellness, Trauma- and Gender-Informed Approaches in the Substance Use Field 12:00 pm
Braiding Together Indigenous Wellness, Trauma- and Gender-Informed Approaches in the Substance Use Field @ Online
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This 90-minute webinar will focus on substance use responses that integrate Indigenous wellness, strength based, gender informed and trauma informed approaches. The presenters will share wisdom from initiatives that have brought trauma and gender informed practice into work with Indigenous participants. Presented by: Carol Hopkins, Executive Director, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation Renee Linklater, Manager of Aboriginal Community Engagement, CAMH Brenda Restoule, Clinical Consultant, Nipissing First Nation Health Services Dawn Lavand, Outreach Worker, The Mothering Project/Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe Tammy Rowan, Program Director, The Mothering Project/Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe This webinar is for people working in or planning substance use, health and wellness and social services. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health.
Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website 1:00 pm
Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website @ Online
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You’ll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your sites purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development. During this webinar, presenters will explore the benefits (which go far beyond content planning) of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy. Presenters will look at: Why you need to develop your content strategy before you start any website design or development work. The elements to include in a website content strategy along with the steps involved in building one. Examples of nonprofits who have benefitted from this content-first approach. This webinar is for you if you are new to content strategy and are wondering where – and how – to start your nonprofit’s upcoming website build or redesign. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? 5:30 pm
Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How good governance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility drive financial performance. Whether you call it ESG (environmental, social and governance performance) or sustainability, it’s the new business imperative for the 21st century. Smart, forward-looking business leaders are already benefiting by embedding sustainability into corporate strategy. And now, the impending Cap & Trade and carbon pricing programs expected in 2017 are suddenly placing sustainability into an even brighter spotlight. This workshop is hosted by the Niagara CPAO Association.
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Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series 11:00 am
Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Ana Sanchez will present on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which are a diverse group of 17 human and zoonotic diseases affecting the poorest people and under-served communities around the globe. Not only do NTDs flourish in conditions of poverty and lack of safe water and sanitation, they are inextricably related to systematic inequity. Due to their crosscutting effects, NTDs can serve as indicators of progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, that require an integrated response to ensure sustainable development. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Prison 101 Workshop 9:00 am
Prison 101 Workshop @ Métis Nation of Ontario
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is a one-day beginner-level workshop designed for front line workers and others who work with/support people that are affected by incarceration. There is a strong focus on harm reduction/overdose prevention inside corrections, and HIV/HepC healthcare for individuals who are incarcerated. You will: Learn more about the Federal and Provincial systems and how to navigate through them Learn about prison subculture and how it affects service delivery Hear from a peer speaker … and more! This workshop is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Host presentation: Arlene High, Executive Director, Niagara West Adult Learning Centre There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources. To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.
What You Need to Know About Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines 2:00 pm
What You Need to Know About Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines @ Online
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) are an evidence-based public health tool, allowing cannabis users to modify and reduce risks for harms associated with cannabis use. The LRCUG were developed by an international team of renowned addiction and health science experts, and based on a rigorous review and expert guidelines process led by Dr. Benedikt Fischer (Nominated Principal Investigator, Ontario Node of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse- CRISM). This webinar will: Introduce key concepts and content of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines Discuss cannabis legalization and the possible integration of the guidelines into evolving regulatory and intervention frameworks Discuss dissemination and application of the LRCUG in a variety of settings This webinar is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH.
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Building a Business Case for Employers to Actively Recruit and Retain People with Mental Illness 12:00 pm
Building a Business Case for Employers to Actively Recruit and Retain People with Mental Illness @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tune in to this webinar to learn why recruiting aspiring workers makes good business sense. The term Aspiring Workforce describes those people who, due to mental illness, have been unable to enter the workforce, or who are in and out of the workforce due to episodic illness, or who wish to return to work after a lengthy period of illness. The Aspiring Workforce are an untapped source of labour who can play an important role in addressing urgent business needs and skills shortages. Join Rebecca Gewurtz and Margaret Oldfield from McMaster University, Emile Tompa from the Institute for Work and Health, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada as we explore the business case for hiring and retaining individuals with a mental illness. In 2013, the MHCC and key partners released The Aspiring Workforce: Employment and Income for People with Serious Mental Illness. The intent of the project was to identify existing and innovative practices that would help people living with a serious mental illness to secure and sustain meaningful employment (or sustainable income). In an effort to carry out the recommendations of the Aspiring Workforce report to eliminate barriers of employment for individuals with severe mental illness the MHCC undertook a project to understand the business case from the employer’s point of view that examines how a strategic decision to actively recruit and retain people from the Aspiring Workforce addresses urgent business needs and skill shortages. This webinar will introduce the audience to the project and some of the...
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities 12:00 pm
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society. Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support. In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health 1:00 pm
Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health @ Online
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This webinar will address Ontario’s opioid crisis, overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies relevant for post-secondary students. Jean Hopkins from CMHA Ontario will be introducing a guide for overdose prevention and Naloxone, which provides an overview of the current situation in Ontario, information related to opioids, options for developing and implementing an overdose protocol, education and awareness for staff and templates for developing policies. Key learnings: Overview of Ontario’s current situation Overdose prevention Harm reduction strategies Useful resources related to overdose prevention Developing policies and protocols This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners 6:00 pm
Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online. In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it. This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.
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Niagara Economic Summit 7:30 am
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Niagara Economic Summit is a premier leadership event focused on exploring Niagara’s economic future. Hear from a diverse lineup of business and civic leaders helping to shape the future of Niagara. Topics of focus include: The Next 150 Years — Transformational Change (Deepak Chopra, CEO, Canada Post) Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth Energy in Ontario (Matt Brunette) International Trade in the Age of Uncertainty This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Economic Briefing Breakfast 8:30 am
Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
You are invited to an informative presentation on Canadian and World Economies, presented by Leslie Preston, a Senior Economist from TD Wealth Financial Planning. Admission is free and a buffet breakfast will be served. To register, contact Gillian (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce & Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce.
Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health 1:30 pm
Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health @ Online
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This webinar is part of the National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series. The national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge; experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services. Presenters include: Dr. Marcia Anderson and Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon This webinar is hosted by the Provincial Health Services Authority.
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Advance Level Immigration Service Access Training 9:00 am
Advance Level Immigration Service Access Training @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, Mills Room
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This training is for service providers who work with immigrants and refugees, People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), and Non-Status Individuals. The workshop will provide detailed information about the various immigration forms, the issues facing immigrants with HIV or other “medically inadmissible” conditions, how HIV factors in to a refugee claim and more. This workshop will also provide valuable connections between service providers, the HIV specialty legal clinic in Toronto and local legal professionals who are working with clients in the immigration or refugee process. To register, contact Jackie (jackie@positivelivingniagara.com) or Winnie (wmurombedzi@positivelivingniagara.com). This training is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.
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Niagara Leadership Summit for Women 9:00 am
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day. This event will offer many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders. The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.
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Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health: CICMH 2017 Conference
Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health: CICMH 2017 Conference @ Courtyard Marriott
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference is the meeting place for stakeholders in post-secondary mental health across Ontario and Canada. This annual event attracts over 200 participants, 20 exhibitors, and leaders in mental health from across the country. It offers over a dozen workshops featuring the best, promising and emerging practices in the sector. This year’s theme, Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health, will focus on how post-secondary institutions can assess the need for, design, implement and evaluate campus-wide mental health strategies. Conference streams will be structured around the key components for campus mental health strategy development: Institutional Structure: Organization, Planning and Policy Supportive, Inclusive Campus Climate and Environment Mental Health Awareness Community Capacity to Respond to Early Indications of Student Concern Self-Management Competencies and Coping Skills Accessible Mental Health Services Crisis Management This conference is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Prison 101 Workshop @ Métis Nation of Ontario
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a one-day beginner-level workshop designed for front line workers and others who work with/support people that are affected by incarceration. There is a strong focus on harm reduction/overdose prevention inside corrections, and HIV/HepC healthcare for individuals who are incarcerated.

You will:

  • Learn more about the Federal and Provincial systems and how to navigate through them
  • Learn about prison subculture and how it affects service delivery
  • Hear from a peer speaker … and more!

This workshop is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.

West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

Host presentation: Arlene High, Executive Director, Niagara West Adult Learning Centre

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

What You Need to Know About Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines @ Online
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) are an evidence-based public health tool, allowing cannabis users to modify and reduce risks for harms associated with cannabis use.

The LRCUG were developed by an international team of renowned addiction and health science experts, and based on a rigorous review and expert guidelines process led by Dr. Benedikt Fischer (Nominated Principal Investigator, Ontario Node of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse- CRISM).

This webinar will:

  • Introduce key concepts and content of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
  • Discuss cannabis legalization and the possible integration of the guidelines into evolving regulatory and intervention frameworks
  • Discuss dissemination and application of the LRCUG in a variety of settings

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH.

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Building a Business Case for Employers to Actively Recruit and Retain People with Mental Illness @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tune in to this webinar to learn why recruiting aspiring workers makes good business sense.

The term Aspiring Workforce describes those people who, due to mental illness, have been unable to enter the workforce, or who are in and out of the workforce due to episodic illness, or who wish to return to work after a lengthy period of illness. The Aspiring Workforce are an untapped source of labour who can play an important role in addressing urgent business needs and skills shortages.

Join Rebecca Gewurtz and Margaret Oldfield from McMaster University, Emile Tompa from the Institute for Work and Health, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada as we explore the business case for hiring and retaining individuals with a mental illness.

In 2013, the MHCC and key partners released The Aspiring Workforce: Employment and Income for People with Serious Mental Illness. The intent of the project was to identify existing and innovative practices that would help people living with a serious mental illness to secure and sustain meaningful employment (or sustainable income).

In an effort to carry out the recommendations of the Aspiring Workforce report to eliminate barriers of employment for individuals with severe mental illness the MHCC undertook a project to understand the business case from the employer’s point of view that examines how a strategic decision to actively recruit and retain people from the Aspiring Workforce addresses urgent business needs and skill shortages. This webinar will introduce the audience to the project and some of the initial findings.

This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society.

Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support.

In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities.

This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health @ Online
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will address Ontario’s opioid crisis, overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies relevant for post-secondary students.

Jean Hopkins from CMHA Ontario will be introducing a guide for overdose prevention and Naloxone, which provides an overview of the current situation in Ontario, information related to opioids, options for developing and implementing an overdose protocol, education and awareness for staff and templates for developing policies.

Key learnings:

  • Overview of Ontario’s current situation
  • Overdose prevention
  • Harm reduction strategies
  • Useful resources related to overdose prevention
  • Developing policies and protocols

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online.

In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it.

This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.

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